OMAHA (DTN) -- The number of grain bin entrapments and resulting fatalities in the U.S. increased last year to the highest level since 2010, due in part to the large amount of grain stored on-farm, Purdue University reported Wednesday.
There were 38 documented entrapments resulting in 17 deaths in 2014, compared with 33 entrapments and 13 deaths in 2013, according to Purdue's annual "Summary of U.S. Agricultural Confined Space-Related Injuries and Fatalities."
This was the highest recorded total since 2010 when there were 59 entrapments and 26 deaths.
Entrapments were reported in 16 states in 2014, mostly in the Midwest. ...